Artist: Bad Wolves
Title: “Zombie” Acoustic (Single)
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Release Date: 5/25/2018
Genre: Acoustic Rock
What’s that saying again? “So nice they did it twice” – I think that is the line or something else very close to it. Whatever the exact verbiage might be, the thought I am getting at is the fact that the brand new band Bad Wolves have achieved a level of bombastic success with their cover of The Cranberries song “Zombie” that was released as a single in memory of that bands singer Dolores O’Riordan. At the point of this writing the world at large still does NOT know the cause of the singers passing which is a shame. Now the Bad Wolves version of the song was nothing less than jarring and powerful and after I listened a few times was added to the content of our website on a summary you can examine HERE. The other day the band issued an acoustic version of the track and here are my thoughts about it.
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By now you’ve most likely heard the killer rendition of The Cranberries hit “Zombie” that they delivered shortly after the sudden passing of that bands singer Dolores O’Riordan and if you missed our brief overview of the tune please click HERE to learn our thoughts on it. Now, the Bad Wolves are heading to a city near you as a part of the Eleven Seven Label Group tour “What’s In Your Head”. They’ll be joined by From Ashes To New and Diamante and the full press release is down below the poster. Scroll on Macduff.
The Press Release:
Bad Wolves and From Ashes to New have announced the What’s In Your Head Tour, a co-headline tour featuring support from special guest and label-mate Diamante. Beginning on June 4th in Madison Wisconsin, this intimate club tour stretches across North America, including stops in Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis.
2018 has proven to be a breakout year for Bad Wolves, who are set to release their debut record, Disobey on May 11th via Eleven Seven Music. Earlier this year, the band released their cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit, “Zombie” as a tribute to late frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, who was set to reprise her iconic vocals on the track. Resonating with audiences across the globe, “Zombie” has topped global charts. At present, it is the longest charting track of all tracks currently on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart and the top-selling rock single of 2018. Having received mainstream US airplay from Howard Stern, KROQ and Z 100, “Zombie” has gone #1 on iTunes Overall (US), and #1 iTunes Rock, and #1 iTunes Metal Globally. The official music video has accumulated over 71 Million video views on FB and YouTube combined since its release.
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Artist: Bad Wolves
Title: “Zombie” (Single)
Label: Eleven Seven
Release Date: 1/19/2018
The sudden and quite surprising dead of singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries hit a world of music fans hard since she was not only loved but also only 46 years of age. Her death followed that of the legendary “Fast” Eddie Clarke of the Original Motorhead and left music fans with the mindset of here we go again with the regular passing on of musical greats. Earlier today, I was tooling around in Spotify and saw that the band Bad Wolves had recorded The Cranberries seminal hit “Zombie” and since I had wanted to check them out I felt that this would be the perfect launching point for me. Let’s give their version of the classic tune a listen I said and from the moment it started I was down with it. There is a solemn beginning that might bring a slight Five Finger Death Punch vibe to your mind but its only there for a second as singer Tommy Vext showcases a sonic register across the main verse.
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Artist: Charred Walls Of The Damned
Venue: Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Don Jamieson, Magus Beast, The Hixon, The Smash-Up
Label: Metal Blade Records
Charred Walls Of The Damned is a new Metal project band for former Death and Iced Earth skin basher Richard Christy. The drummer has been out of the Metal loop for a few years based on his working with the Howard Stern radio show but of course once this is in your blood it is only a matter of time before you return to it. I guess it’s like being in the mob. It was not long ago that the bug sunk its fangs deep into Christy’s system and beckoned him back to the Metal stage and to do this time proper he would assemble a killer band to record with in his new group the Charred Walls of the Damned. On guitar he would have producer Jason Suecof and on bass Steve DiGiorgio. The powerful music that would come from such players could only be properly compensated by the incendiary vocal pipes of Tim “Ripper” Owens who for many fans of the genre can do no wrong. Their self-titled album has been getting some positive reviews and this release would be the focus of their set tonight. They would have a few regional bands as support in each stop but the direct support space was relegated to comedian Don Jamieson from “That Metal Show”; the program hosted by Eddie Trunk. Here is how the larger part of the night went down for those who might have missed it.
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